Posts Tagged ‘ping response monitor’

Discover and Fix Unresponsive Network Elements Before Your Users Start to Complain

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

It isn’t always easy to know when a critical network element at a remote equipment site has malfunctioned or crashed. When a router or switch in a distant network equipment rack locks up and refuses to respond, a good IT administrator shouldn’t just wait until a user complains before taking action; an effective IT administrator should be able to detect equipment problems and deal with unresponsive devices before they cause problems for network users.


Automatically Reboot Network Elements that Fail to Respond to Ping Commands

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

When a remote network equipment rack or off-site data center includes a remote reboot unit, this allows network administrators and support personnel to reboot network devices at the remote equipment site without the need for an expensive service call. Although a remote reboot switch provides an excellent solution for rebooting remote network devices, there’s still room for improvement in that this type of solution still relies on a user or administrator to report an unresponsive device before a remote reboot is initiated.


There’s More to Remote Power Management than Just Remote Reboot and Power Switching

Friday, December 9th, 2011

When a network engineer adds remote power management capabilities to a network equipment rack, usually the principle goal is to provide on-demand reboot and power switching functions for an off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet. Although on-demand reboot and power switching is indeed the central purpose of most remote power management applications, there are also other useful power-related capabilities that a remote power management solution can provide that can help to further simplify the task of managing remote network equipment.


An IP Power Switch that Also Helps Keeps You Better Informed

Monday, November 28th, 2011

An IP power switch can provide network administrators with the ability to control power switching and reboot functions at remote network equipment sites without the need for a constant human presence at the remote site, or an expensive service call every time power needs to be switched or rebooted. But in addition to that valuable function, and IP power switch can also help to keep network administrators better informed regarding conditions and events at the remote network equipment site.


Your Remote Power Switch Might Be Able to Do More than You Imagined

Friday, November 18th, 2011

When a vital network device at an off-site data center suddenly locks up and refuses to communicate, most network administrators rely on a remote power switch to reboot the uncooperative network device and restore communication without the need for a service call. This capability can prove extremely valuable in any network application that includes communication with important network elements located in remote equipment racks. But in addition to allowing administrators to reboot remote network devices, a remote power switch can also offer other capabilities that help to minimize network downtime and simplify the process of managing off-site network equipment.


Remote Power Management – A Vital Capability for Off-Site Network Equipment Applications

Monday, October 31st, 2011

When a server or a router at an off-site network equipment cabinet suddenly locks up and refuses to cooperate, in many cases a simple power reboot is all that’s needed to get an uncooperative network element back up and running again. Unfortunately though, due to the remote nature of off-site data centers and distant network equipment racks, rebooting a frozen router or server is often much more of a challenge than it would be if the device in question was located a few steps away from your office.


Control and Switch Power at Remote Network Equipment Sites without the Road Trip!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Ask any network engineer, and they’ll probably tell you that the task of keeping network equipment up and running and ready for use can be an extremely challenging assignment at times. It’s hard enough to keep servers and routers in good health if they’re located on-site, a short walk down the hall from your office, but if those critical network elements are located off-site, at distant data centers and remote network equipment cabinets, the job can prove to be even more of a challenge.


Console Server Management is More Effective When It Keeps You Informed

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Console server management can often present a unique challenge, especially when managing remote network elements that are located at off-site data centers and faraway equipment racks. When managing remote devices, it’s often difficult to determine exactly what’s going on at the remote network equipment site, and almost impossible to spot equipment problems before users start to complain about lost services. There are a number of tools that can simplify the task of console server management for remote network elements, but a console server that includes a ping response monitor (or ping-no-answer alarm) is probably one of the most useful.


An IP Power Switch Should be Able to do More than just On-Demand Reboots

Friday, October 21st, 2011

When a critical network element located at a remote data center locks up and ceases to respond, an IP power switch provides a fast, economical means to reboot that remote network device and get it back up and running again without the need for an expensive service call to the remote site. Although the on-demand power switching and reboot capabilities provided by an IP power switch can truly be a lifesaver in cases like this, a high-quality, full-featured IP power switch can often provide other functions that are just as useful and vital.


Remote Reboot with Monitoring and Alarm Functions

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Most network administrators are already pretty familiar with the benefits that are provided by a remote reboot. When a vital network element at a remote network equipment site suddenly locks up and refuses to respond, often, a simple remote reboot can take care of the problem and get the network device back up and running again. In fact, remote reboot capabilities are such a key element of most out of band management solutions, that it’s becoming increasingly rare to find an off-site data center or remote network equipment cabinet that doesn’t support the ability to remotely reboot servers, routers and other network devices at the site.